Can't Touch This: Decreasing Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,9
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 4: Assessment and Intervention in an RTI Framework

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. encourage policies and practices that promote positive behavior environments.
  2. utilize efficient decision-making to determine antecedents, consequences, and functions of behavior.
  3. apply knowledge of Tier 1 expectations to determine evidence-based interventions as outlined in the NASP Practice Model.


How can we target inappropriate sexual behavior that occurs infrequently but, due to its magnitude, needs a support plan? We will provide results of two functional behavior assessments that show identification of antecedents and consequences that contribute to identifying how to address such behaviors. Practitioners will learn how they can decrease sensitive and intermittently occurring behaviors across settings and staff.



Meleah M. Ackley, The University of Southern Mississippi
Lauren N. Layman, The University of Southern Mississippi


Andrew Rozsa, III, Parker Lundy, Joe Olmi


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